Father-land
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Year of release: 2018
Original format: Cinema 4K 24fps digital video, stereo sound
Running time: 1 minute loop
Screening format: C2K DCP, C2K, 4K UHD & HD digital files and HD Blu-ray disc
Credits: A film by Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore
Production: Sundog Media
Facilitated and funded jointly by the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC) and the research group for Land/Water and the Visual Arts, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Plymouth, UK
Distribution and sales: Sundog Media sundogmedia@gmail.com

Synopsis
An essay film investigating notions of home and (dis)placement in the divided island of Cyprus. Political and social histories, the legacies of colonialism, occupation, and the Cold War, resonate culturally and also biographically for the artists as both had childhood links with Cyprus through fathers stationed there with the Royal Air Force. NiMAC, in the southern half of Old Nicosia, is close to the Green Line, the demilitarized Buffer Zone still patrolled by the United Nations Peacekeeping Force that separates the Turkish-occupied northern section of the island from the Greek Cypriot south. Living and filming near the Buffer Zone became a quiet reflection on the uneasy stasis of the unresolved conflict which tore the island in two over forty years ago. In making sense of their collective past, the film-makers draw on their formative experiences of both being ‘RAF children’, uprooted from one country to another – patriarchal baggage moved by external forces.

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Exhibition screenings
Layers of Visibility: Works from Plymouth University artist residencies at Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, 2013-2017; curated by Liz Wells and Yiannis Toumazis (October to December 2018, premiere).

Practice research presentations